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Hi I'm Ronda Mae

I'm a skiing, dancing, bubbly missionary in South Carolina! My family is my life. I'm addicted to massage and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into the church, but I never realized what a blessing that was until I faced some real trials in my life and then understood even more when I came on my mission. I'm fourth of six children. My parents brought me up right. They and siblings are my best friends. That's why God put us in families, to build relationships that will last forever. And to teach us lessons of charity, humility and patience. I grew up doing dance, karate and skiing. After graduating high school, I felt Heavenly Father had a specific purpose for me, and I didn't know how to go about finding out what it was. I went to college for a year, because that's the normal thing to do, and still felt purposeless. I felt I needed to do something else. Before I knew it, I was signed up for massage school and I found my passion! I LOVE IT! Then Heavenly Father had another plan for me. That was to give up my family, my job, and my life for 18 months to serve Him, which has been the best decision I've ever made.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into the Church, I still had to go through my own conversion process. I couldn't depend on my parent's testimony my whole life, and if I wasn't convinced this was true myself, I knew I wouldn't stick to it's teachings. When I was about 18, I decided I needed to find this out for myself. I was going through a rough time, not knowing if God really even existed. I just wanted to be happy and feel peace. So I started studying it out and experimenting on God's words, like it says in Alma 32. I read the scriptures, thought about them and prayed. That's when I realized this was what I had been searching for in all the wrong places. I know that the only reason I am able to be happy and feel peace is because of the Atonement of my Savior, and we are only able to access that Atonement through being baptized by someone holding the priesthood authority of God, which only exists in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'm Mormon because this church is literally Christ's church upon the earth today. And because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

As a massage therapist, I see a lot of people who are constantly in a lot of pain. They come to me in desperation, asking me what I can do to help them feel relief. The most satisfying thing in the world is when I am able to share what I know, and what to do to make their pain go away. It's different for everyone. Some have headaches, others have back pain. But because of the knowledge I've received from study, learning and experience, I am able to help, and to help them help themselves. It's the same thing in the gospel, especially as a missionary. Every person suffers through different trials and heartaches. But there is one thing that can be applied to us all for healing, peace and happiness, and that is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. My responsibility as a member of the church is to share that knowledge with people, and to stand as a witness of the healing power of it. I know I've done my part when I and the people around me can say, "Wow, the pain is gone."

What do Mormons believe about family?

Ronda Mae
My family is my life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is centered on a belief that if we have faith in Jesus Christ, repent of our sins, keep the covenants we've made with our Heavenly Father, and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost, that we will be able to live together as a family forever and receive exaltation. We know that it is through these principles and ordinances, the sealing power of the priesthood, and our obedience to the commandments that we can be with the people we love for time and all eternity. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Ronda Mae
Well, we will talk to you about how you can gain faith in Jesus Christ. That faith will make you want to keep commitments, or covenants, with God. Baptism is the first covenant you would make. Baptism is the key that opens the doors to living with our Heavenly Father again. We will cater our message to what you need in your life. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Ronda Mae
As you can tell by this website, Mormons are normal people, who live normal lives, with normal trials and successes. We just have help, peace and comfort while doing it. The knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives us hope and strength to get through the daily wears of life. It also gives us the motivation and desire to keep God's commandments and to do everything we can to be with our families forever. We all have the same goal of being happy, and by following the teachings of Jesus Christ and his living prophets, we know exactly how to obtain that goal now and forever, with our loved ones by our side. Show more Show less